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Address: Rua Alfredo Pacha, s/n0, Petropolis, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Phone Number: 2422473721
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The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.

The Crystal Palace was built in France as a greenhouse to grow orchids.

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Interesting but only a 10 minute visit

The description crystal palace makes this building sound more grand, much larger than it is. It is interesting to imagine the grander times it's seen. Today it's an occasional... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 7, 2015
Rosemary W
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Hope Island, Australia
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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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16 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice for a short visit! Nothing to do apart from taking some pictures and nothing else! Beautiful structure brought from France!

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

A nice building but there is nothing inside it to speak of, and it is a long way outside of the town. I would say not worth it unless you have a car...

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Hope Island, Australia
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83 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2015 via mobile

The description crystal palace makes this building sound more grand, much larger than it is. It is interesting to imagine the grander times it's seen. Today it's an occasional space used for variety of purposes and looks neglected and mournful. It's not a must do...

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Thank Rosemary W
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015

save this as an excuse for a walk on a pretty day Otherwise go have some beer or pastry. Not really very exceptional.

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Thank Paulo V
Santo Andre, SP
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

There was nothing special in the park, but it worth the visit to see the iron structure that was fully imported from France.

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Adelaide, Australia
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245 reviews
168 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

There were many people in the park where Crystal Palace was located. It’s a historical place where Princess Isabella gave a huge party for giving freedom to several slaves in 1888. But because it was getting dark and our tour bus needed to take us back to Rio, we quickly went and took photos of the palace.

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Thank RayParks
Brisbane, Australia
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33 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

While it may hold historical significance as one of the oldest imported pre-fab buildings in Brazil, it's a shame they aren't doing more with it. It's basically a big empty greenhouse - why not put plants in it like the olden days?

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1 Thank pyro_104
Alpharetta, Georgia
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723 reviews
441 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,498 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Nice place to visit, lovely garden, interesting architecture. But, there is a lack of more than the garden and structure. If you are driving by it is worth a quick stop. Parking is difficult in the area. If this review is helpful then please indicate so below.

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1 Thank Trek-Always
São Paulo
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93 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014 via mobile

Nice place to visit, beautiful garden and pleasant atmosphere. But lack of other interest beside the garden and glass structure. It seems that some expositions take place there but in short periods of time.

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1 Thank Traveller_Brazil_sp
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58 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 via mobile

Nothing extraordinary with this Crystal Palace besides the Calma and quiet square where it is located.

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